Indigenous Teacher Education Program (ITEP)

This two-year program​ is comprised of three components:

  1. summer sessions at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario
  2. e-Learning delivered courses to teacher candidates in community, and
  3. in-school internships under the supervision of a certified teacher, in a classroom setting.

The following is the procedure for applying:

**Covid-19 Update**

Due to continuing Covid-19 concerns in the province of Ontario, all programs starting in July 2021 will be offered online. Nipissing University reserves the right to cancel courses with insufficient enrolment after June 1, 2021. For more information on Nipissing’s response to COVID-19, including FAQs, please visit

Part 1 Applicants:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

  • Completed application form
  • Official transcripts indicating one of the following completed certifications from an accredited college or university:
    • Early Childhood Education (ECE);
    • Aboriginal/Native/Indigenous Classroom Assistant Diploma Program:
    • Native Special Education Assistant Diploma Program (NSEADP);
    • Native Language Teaching Certificate (NLTC);
    • An undergraduate degree from an accredited university.
  • Proof of Indigenous ancestry
  • A one-page, typed statement that outlines the reasons for applying to the Indigenous Teacher Education Program

Part 2 Returning Students:

Send the following to the Office of the Registrar:

Students returning to Part 2 must:

For further information on how to apply, please contact the Nipissing University Office ​of the Registrar​ by e-mail at phone (705) 474-3450, ext. 4522.​